Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11085906 Details

State:Mississippi
Location:Hinds
Location Type:County
Salutation:To Honl. Legislature of the State of Mississippi
Filing Date:circa 1859

General Petition Information

Abstract:Forty-four citizens of Hinds County write in behalf of A. L. Chevis, who "has conducted himself with honesty, sobriety, & humbleness; never having, to our Knowledge, indulged in any Conduct Calculated to render his residence here objectionable." He had worked as a barber and bricklayer. His wife is a slave, and they have eight slave children. The petitioners request that he be exempted from the pending bill designed to drive free people of color from the state.
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:No related documents are associated with petition 11085906

People Associated with Petition 11085906

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:1
Defendants:0
Petitioners:10
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Jackson, Mississippi

  • Legislative Papers, Petitions and Memorials, 1859-1860
  • Record Group: 47
  • Volume: 28

Processing Information

Record Created:3/2/1995
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/14/2007 3:02:00 PM